machine health monitor Articles

  • Blind separation of vibration components in machine monitoring

    The paper presents an approach for machine vibration analysis and health monitoring using blind source separation (BSS). By this approach, the investigated problem is transferred from the original space of the measurements to the space of independent sources, where the reduced number of components will simplify the analysis problem and where different methods can be applied for scalar signals. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Forensic engineering for machine foundations

    Machine foundations are dynamically loaded structures whose response depends on a number of parameters such as strength, stiffness, mass, damping, soil–structure interaction and fatigue. Performance–based designs and evaluation procedures are gaining popularity particularly with respect to structures that have been built using codal provisions existing a few decades back. Enhancement of knowledge ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The CaroMont Health Ozone Laundry System

    Abstract Ozone generating equipment was retrofit into the laundry washroom of the Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, NC, and began operating in the early part of July, 2010. Three ozone generating systems service six washer-extractors in the washroom. The performance of this fine-bubble ozone diffusion laundering system has been monitored since that time, with various adjustments made ...

  • The safe extraction of valuable raw materials: robots automatically dismantle monitors containing mercury, while protecting workers’ health at the same time

    Machine handles up to 45 monitors per hour. According to initial projections, around three million LCD screens will be recycled in Germany in 2016. However, their backlighting system often contains mercury, which means they are classified as ‚hazardous waste‘ in accordance with the EWC, and as ‚Collection Group 3‘  in accordance with the Electrical and Electronic ...

  • The future is condition monitoring

    It’s been a big month here at Hansford Sensors. We kicked off November by celebrating our 10thanniversary, during which time we were playfully predicting what our company may look like in another decade. While our thoughts on this are strictly hypothetical at this stage, thanks to the release of a new report we now have a better idea of the state of the condition monitoring ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Leak in Soda Machines

    Carbon dioxide, also known as CO2, is a very well known gas type but not everyone knows how deadly it is. Most people know it as a gas that humans exhale but commercially, it is manufactured and shipped as a liquefied compressed gas or is used as dry ice in its solid form. A common use of CO2 gas is in soda fountain machines to carbonate soft drinks by pressurizing the CO2 ...

  • Cable shovel health and longevity and operator efficiency in oil sands excavation

    Cable shovel excavation in the Athabasca oil sands formation is carried out with little or no pre-fragmentation. The stress loading of a shovel's front-end assembly must continually be monitored and managed to prevent fatigue failure. In this paper, the authors advance the reliability of the cable shovel boom through dynamic and stress modelling using rigid and flexible multi-body dynamics theory ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitor Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) with PPM Technology’s IAQ Monitor

    Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOC’s is one of numerous sensor options that can be incorporated into PPM Technology’s ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Status of black carbon monitoring in ambient air in Europe

    Black carbon (BC) is increasingly discussed in science and environmental policy areas as an example of an air pollutant that affects both human health and contributes to climate change (e.g. WHO, 2012; UNEP/WMO, 2011; Bond et al., 2013; IPCC, 2013). In order to be able to make comparable measurements of BC in ambient air and to relate BC monitoring to health impacts and climate change it is ...

  • Why a CO2 monitor may be needed? Where carbon dioxide leaks occur

    Do you work with carbon dioxide (or CO2) in your industry? If so, then you may need a carbon dioxide monitor to check for gas leaks that could pose a hazard to your workplace safety. Learn common scenarios where carbon dioxide can leak and see how a CO2 detector can minimize your risk.  Industries Where CO2 Monitors Can Make a ...

  • Warehouse Optimization: Balancing Equipment Performance and Worker Safety Through Emissions Measurements and Air Quality Monitoring

    Successful warehouse functionality is dependent on both maximizing equipment performance and providing a safe and healthy environment for workers that encourages productivity. However, these two factors are often at odds with each other as warehouse equipment such as forklifts, burnishers and delivery trucks emit toxic gases that can have the potential to create poor indoor air quality which ...

  • Sustainable metal working fluid systems: best and common practices for metal working fluid maintenance and system design in Swedish industry

    This paper investigates the function of metal working fluid (MWF) emulsions in automotive industries in Sweden and looks at how the negative environmental and health impact of their use can be reduced through means of monitoring and system design. Major input to this study has been collected from several of the large companies in Sweden, through a literature review, interviews, questionnaires, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Causal-effect structure transformation based on hierarchical representation for biomedical sensing

    In general, understanding causality among components in a target system, including a human body, is quite effective and efficient solution since utilisation of the causality helps predicting future system condition, making correct diagnosis and so forth. As for focusing on biomedical sensing, the causality among vital signals obtained from sensors built in measurement equipment should be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Workers Compensation – The Small Picture: Attitude, behaviour and culture more dangerous than unsafe conditions

    This is the third in a three-part blog series on the relationship between workplace culture and the costs associated with occupational injury and illness. We’ve talked about the relationship between the employer-employee…well, relationship and we’ve talked about impacts on claims, costs and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Reference pathogen numbers in urban stormwater for drinking water risk assessment

    Targeted stormwater event-based monitoring of adenovirus, Cryptosporidium and Campylobacter, the human health reference pathogens of viruses, protozoa and bacteria, respectively, was undertaken to determine numbers prior to water recycling via an aquifer. This allowed the determination of a 95th percentile of reference pathogen numbers in stormwater (2 n/L for adenoviruses, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Opening the envelope on bearing vibration

    A sophisticated signal processing technique can help to pinpoint bearing failure at an early stage. Chris Hansford, Managing Director at Hansford Sensors, explains. Experienced operators can often tell if a machine is not working properly, on the basis that is does not ‘sound right’. The same principle can be applied – using modern electronics – to identify the exact cause ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Interview with Christian Schwär in Neue Verpackung

    Interview with Christian Schwär, Sales Manager of OEM Packaging for German-speaking Countries at Nordson Deutschland GmbH, Erkrath "OEMs are becoming more and more global" As a technology market leader in packaging applications with hot melts—for example, in end-of-line applications--US-based ...


    By Nordson EFD

  • Forget big data! Collect the right data

    The term big data is everywhere nowadays, but what does it actually mean? According to a definition provided by Google, big data is ‘extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations.’ Sounds great, right? In theory, yes. Through big data, businesses can have a greater overview of their operations than ever before, allowing ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Ontario launches new e-waste initiative

    The Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) has launched an ambitious program that over the next five years will divert 160,000 tonnes of waste electronics such as computers and televisions away from landfill and into reuse and recycling solutions. The industry-developed and operated Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) program is setting up a network of collection sites where consumers ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cosmeva acquired 7 balers X30 AD with full automatic doors - Case Study

    In order to strengthen its policy for waste recovery, valuation and flow optimization, the manufacturer of cosmetic products Cosmeva invested in 7 Bramidan balers. Centralized compaction outside was too expensive Until recently, Cosmeva relied on a complex internal organization for handling its cardboard and plastic waste. Every single production unit was generating a ...


    By Bramidan Balers

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